News Release†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:†††††††††††††† November 15, 2005†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

To:†††††† ††††††††††† All Media Contacts

From:†††† †††††††† Gabriela Carriedo, Supervisor, Public Health Promotion Program

Thru:††††††††††††††† Hector Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H., Health Director


Rabies Vaccination Clinic


Laredo, TX - -The City of Laredo Health Department (2600 Cedar) will be having its monthly rabies vaccination clinic on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 6-8pm.The cost for the vaccine is $5.00.Please bring your dogs on a leash, cats in a pillowcase, and it is recommended to leave your children at home.††††††††††


We encourage you to vaccinate your pet every year to protect your pet and family against rabies.Rabies continues to pose a threat to the health and welfare of everyone in Webb County.Rabies can spread quickly and easily among dogs and cats; our concern is the potential human exposure, which can be deadly.An adequate rabies vaccination level must be maintained to protect the health of the community.Therefore the City of Laredo Health Department urges the community to take advantage of the Rabies Vaccination Clinics held every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Finally always, always report any animal bite to the health departmentís animal control division at (956) 795-4902 and always seek medical attention.


For more information please contact the Animal Control Program at (956) 795-2485.